[Autom. eng. transl.] The paper aims to review some relational mechanisms involved in the adaptation processes of the family, its systems and individual members in the face of the disability of a child / brother / nephew. Starting from the moment of the communication of the diagnosis, we tried to highlight the experiences common to fathers and mothers and to the aspects that differentiate the reactions of one and the other; the possible repercussions on the couple's relationship of the different way of reacting in the face of disability on the part of the spouses were highlighted, emphasizing the importance of this family system as a protective factor not only to activate coping strategies and the reorganization of family relationships, but also for the well-being of each family member. It also gave space to the reactions and adaptations of the brothers of children with a disability, highlighting both the importance of the fraternal relationship and the maturation components and risk factors most frequently mentioned in the literature for the brothers of the disabled child. Finally, the fundamental role of grandparents and social support was considered as resources and sometimes as obstacles, in the process of adaptation and reorganization of the family system.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] The family in the face of disability: reactions and adaptations|
|Title of host publication||La disabilità, la carne e le relazioni. Un mondo che si dischiude|
|Number of pages||34|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|